By Dele Ogbodo in Abuja
The Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has said 2,800 commercial vehicles were issued tickets for the speed limiting device at the commencement of the speed limiting device across the country.
A statement by the agency, which was made available to the media yesterday in Abuja, said the FRSC boss expressed satisfaction with the advisory enforcement of the device aimed at reducing road accident.
The statement read: “2,800 commercial vehicles were issued tickets for speed limiting device on take off.
“The Corps Marshal, today expresses satisfaction with the advisory enforcement of speed limiting device nationwide, as 2,800 commercial vehicles were issued tickets on take off.”
Oyeyemi, according to the statement, said the enforcement was not to inflict pain on motorists and road users rather than for commercial vehicle owners to voluntarily imbibe the culture of its usage and key into it.
The statement added: “The advisory enforcement is a sort of subtle force that entails stopping commercial vehicles, verifying electronically whether the devise is fixed and giving citation to offenders for corrective purposes. The exercise is also known as free safety checks.
“In the coming days, the leadership of the organised transport unions such as NURTW, NUPENG PTD, NARTO, RTEAN LUBOAN shall be involved in the advisory enforcement by joining FRSC top officers on patrol.”
Oyeyemi, advised commercial vehicle operators to continually patronise the device as full and real enforcement will commence in January 2017.